Considered for many years to be outlying and disconnected, the Žižkov district is now undergoing in depth changes and becoming a new urban centre. The “Greater Prague” residential complex takes the form of several blocks laid out around a very large garden in accordance with a regular orthogonal grid. Linked to the various building heights, the grid frees substantial spaces, ensuring generous views and an equal amount of sunshine for all the housing units. The roof levels of the buildings are laid out as shared planted terraces. A wide promenade covered by arcades contains shops and services linked to the public space.
COMPLEXE RESIDENTIEL, PRAGUE
New Žižkov Centre
Olšanská & Jana Želivského, Praha, Czech republic
PETITDIDIERPRIOUX, lead architectes
Residential complex of 1294 housing units, shops, day nursery
108 000 sqm SDP
2019 international competition